Friday, 27 September 2013

Netherton



Once upon a time, while I was a merry essay writer (I am apparently always a merry essay writer, cause guess what I'm working on this week) I started this gray cardigan. It was my easy project, you know the type: that one project that you have laying around, doesn't require much thinking and is your go-to projects when your attention is needed elsewhere but you still want to knit, queue in the essays, exams or when socializing with friends.I finished this cardigan ages ago...AGES! I'm still working my way through my backlog of finished projects. I guess it's a better problem to have, than having no stuff to blog about at all.



Pattern: Netherton (from Pom Pom Quarterly nr 1) 
Designer: Lydia Gluck
Soundtrack for this project: The Smiths - Panic


Fist things first: sizing. This cardigan runs a little large. After I made this I read this on other project notes on Ravelry as well. If I were to make it again I'd make it in a smaller size. Honestly, though, I won't make it again. It's not that I dislike this cardigan, not at all. But it's not really a stunner either.
In the pictures I wear it with a button. I plan on replacing the button with a sweaterclip or shawlclip. I've scoured Etsy and found a few gems, but if you have some nice ideas as to clips and where to get them, please share!


The yarn I've used is Drops ♥'s you #3. That's one of Drops' special yarns, it's made of 50% wool and 50% Alpaca. The most distinct feature of this yarn is that it's thick and thin spun, though the range is not super big so its not a super dramatic effect. It creates a homespun look, which is nice and friendly, even though I'm usually not really novelty-yarn gal.

I didn't make any earth-shattering changes to the pattern. I omitted the rooftop pattern on the sleeves to make it an even faster project. I noticed I did not feel like putting much effort in a simple project, which is why I usually have a side project with either lace or colourwork to keep me stimulated. Another reason why I didn't bother with the rooftop patterning on the sleeves was because I think the yarn made it interesting enough and rooftops there would perhaps be lost amongst the thick-and-thin.



As I finished this cardigan and took photos of it quite a while ago, these photos still have that summer feeling. They will probably the last as we're now well into autumn weather over here.  
My next post will be about the Westknit KAL progress. I try to get that posted somewhere in the weekend, but since I have a long presentation and an essay due next week it could be a little later. In the meantime, the clues keep coming in so I'm racing to keep up. (And having fun with it!)

Best wishes,

Xx Nisse

3 comments :

Sandra Augiga said...

I think it looks like a nice comfy and warm cardigan. It seems to me to be a little shapeless, but maybe that is because it doesn't have a button band. I don't know, if it were me, I would find out where the best possible button band would be and steek it in that place. I might even use bright yarn just to give it that pop. Something like that would immediately make your cardigan more fitting and flattering.

But more importantly, is it warm and comfy? Because with this chilly weather such a nice cardigan would be very welcome I can imagine. The Alpalca contend of the yarn should make it pretty warm right?

diy said...

Je staat er weer mooi op.
Lekker warm voor savonds met een glas wijn erbij en naar muziek luisteren. (nieuwe van Sting)
Groeten aan iedereen.
Daaag.

Paul

Nisse said...

Thank you both!

It is a comfy cardigan, that's true. There's indeed very little shaping in it. It actually suprised me, so little shaping in a 'hip' magazine like PomPom. To be honest, I think it'll be a while until I'll knit another PomPom-pattern.

Ik wist niet dat Sting een nieuwe had uitgebracht! Maar dat is wel inderdaad de sfeer waar we voor gaan, lekker warm en gezellig 's avonds ;) En naast muziek: breien aan iets nieuws natuurlijk!

Xx Nisse